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Title: Multi- River in Central Cairo Functional Urban Waterfronts Case study – The Nile
Author: Ayham Mouad
 
Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Paradigms of Development in Cairo: Mobilization patterns of development Organizations
Author: Ebtihal Mohamed Zakaria Rashad Abbas
Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Energy Efficient Urban Configurations for Residential Projects in Cairo
Author: Eslam Mohamed Mahdy Youssef
Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Coping with Climate Change - Reflections for Community Based Strategies in Cairo's Urban Informal Settlements
Author: Franziska Laue
Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Urban Upgrading of the Historical Town as a Step towards Sustainability: Development of a Generic Sustainable Urban Upgrading Strategy  for the Historical Town in Syria Applied to the old Town of Jableh Author: Ghevar Ismail Date: Sept 2013

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Title: The Shifting Role of Planners with and through Development Aid Cooperations in MENA region context: The Case Study of UNHABITAT in Egypt Author: Insaf Ben Othmane Date: Sept 2013

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  Title: Designing Landscape as Infrastructure Water Sensitive Open Space Design in Cairo Author: Liza Diester Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Coastal Landscape between Resistance and Resilience to Sea Level Rise Author: Lobna Mitkees Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Parametric Analysis for Daylight Autonomy and Energy Consumption in Hot Climates Optimization of Fenestration in Residential Buildings in Cairo Author: Mohamed Amer Hegazy Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Alternative Building Materials and Components   for Affordable Housing in Egypt:  Towards Improved Competitiveness of Modern  Earth Construction Author: Mona Farouk El-Kabbany Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Analysing the Public Transportation in Amman:  The Case of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Author: Muna Shaalan Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Towards an Integrated Neo-Vernacular Built Environment: Design guidelines for the living environments inspired by socio-cultural and environmental aspects QārratʾUm-Āṣaġīr Village, The Western Desert of Egypt Author: Nahla Nabil Mahmoud Makhlouf Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Assessing thermal comfort in secondary schools in Egypt Author: Omar Wanas Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Participatory Development Projects in Post-revolutionary Egypt – Partnering with Civil Society? Author: Pia Lorenz Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Refugee Setting and Urban Form and Governance: The Predicament of Syrian Refugees in Navigating Cairo’s Urban Spaces and the Complexities of Governance in Turbulent Times
Author: Rasha Arous
Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Towards an Integrated Transport Planning Approach in Amman
Author: Sandy Qarmout
Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Landscapes between Conservation and Development: Negotiating infrastructure development in agglomerations in mountainous areas in the Northwest of Tunisia
Author: Zaineb Madyouni
Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Cultural Tourism Planning Impacts on Saving Identity and Economic Development
Author: Zeina El Cheikh
Date: Sept 2013

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Title: Social Housing between Implementability and Affordability Towards an integrated model for providing affordable housing in Egypt
Author: Baher El-Shaarawy
Date: Sept 2013
 

Title: Developing Informal Areas through a Business Model
Author: Mohammed Abdel Aziz
Date: Sept 2013
 
Title: Assessing Indoor Thermal Comfort of Residential Building Designs in Semi-Arid Climate: The Role of the Building Envelope in Improving the Indoor Thermal Environment
Author: Abdalrahman H. Alshorafa
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Real Estate Nationalism: The Market Substitute for the Palestinian State

Author: Athar Mufreh
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Landscape Aesthetics and the Introduction of Solar Energy Farms in the Western Desert of Egypt: Visual Public Preference Evaluation in “Qarat Um Elsaghir” Village
Author: Aya Mossad El-Wagieh
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Camp Cities between Planning and Practice: Mapping the Urbanisation of Zaatari Camp
Author: Ayham Dalal
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Marginalized Citizen and the Right to the City: The Egyptian Slum Upgrading Approach in Ashash al Sudan, Giza
Author: Daniel Koschorrek
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Assessing The Potentials of Multi-functional Urban Agriculture in Egypt: Towards Cultivating the New Urban Settlements “The Case of Al Sadat City”
Author: Dina Mahmoud Abdel Rashid Noseir
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Encouraging Bicycling as a Means of Sustainable Urban Transportation in Cairo
Author: Eric Puttrowait
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: The Integration of Information Technologies in Urban Heritage Conservation in Egypt a Conceptual Framework for Using the Volunteered Geographic Information Approach as a Platform for Collaboration
Author: Heba Soliman Badr
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Understanding the gap between heritage conservation and local development in Egypt: Towards an integrated strategic model for Pompey’s pillar and the Catacombs area in Alexandria
Author: Mohamed Aniss ElGamal
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Shalatin (Egypt): Between Urbanism & Nomadism
Author: Mohamed Mahrous
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Community Based Security of Tenure (Initial Framework for Squatter Areas in Cairo)
Author: Mohammed Abdulmoneim Alfiky
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Contextualizing the Right to the City, Between Squatting and Adaptive Reuse. Learning From Amman and Cairo
Author: Nuha Abdulla Innab
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Towards an Integrative Discourse on Traditional and Modern Building Techniques as Sustainable Alternative to Current Practices: The case of residential buildings in Egypt
Author: Rasha A. Abodeeb
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Biophilic Design (Strategies for hospitals retrofit)
Author: Sara Mohamed AbdelMeguid
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Climatic Sensitive Landscape Design: Enhancing the Microclimate of Public Schools Courtyards in Egypt
Author: Wesam El-Bardisy
Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Public Spaces and Sectarian Tensions in Beirut; The Production of Space in the Context of Sectarianism and Neoliberalism Author: Irmtraud Eckart Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Knowledge Sharing in Urban Development Exploring the Networking Potential of Local Communities in Cairo Author: Katharina Frieling Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Towards a strategy for regaining cultural identity in the urban reconstruction of the war-ravaged city centre of Homs, Syria Author: Sana Kassouha Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Urban Implications of Palestinians Obtaining Israeli Citizenship in Jerusalem, Palestine Author: Tariq Nassar Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Urban Space and Politics of Transition in Contemporary Cairo Author: Mahy Mourad Nowier Date: Sept 2014

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Title: Innovation and Refugee Camps:The Role of Innovation in Developing the Humanitarian System with Special Focus on Al Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan
Author: Adham Sannaa
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Integrating Local Ethnic Groups in the Process of the Regional Planning: The Case of the Nubian Village of Kostol-Komombo, Egypt
Author: Ahmed Osama AbdElhamid Bakry
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Processes Behind Regional Planning in Lebanon’s Hinterland: The Case of the Union of Municipalities of Jezzine and the Union of Municipalities of Tyr
Author: Balsam Madi
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: The Urban Poor within the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Agenda:(The Cairo Urban Deprivation Index as an Alternative Operationalization)
Author: Charlotte Watermann
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Dynamics of Development in Rural Egypt to New Desert Communities: The Case of the Basaisa
Author: Dina Samir Ahmad Mahdy
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Rethinking Relocation in the Context of Informal Areas: Critical Analysis of Processes and the Quality of Life: The Case of IstablAntar (Cairo)
Author: Friederike Thonke
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Branding Cairo (un)intended: Influences on the German tourist‘s perception of Egypt‘s capital
Author: Gregor Schopf
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Place Attachment of Different Influx Groups in West Amman, Jordan: The Case of Palestinians and Iraqis
Author: Jude Al Issa Zada
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Towards a Water Sensitive Development Strategy for Siwa Oasis
Author: Lisa Gänsbauer
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Resistive Urbanism in the Spatio-Genesis of Self-Awda: Spatial and Non-Spatial Variables of IDPs’ Self-Repatriations to Palestinian depopulated Villages
Author: Maram Sha'ban
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Ruins Of Urbanity: Rethinking
the Prospective of Urban Voids for a Sustainable Urban Development with a Special Focus on Tunis
Author: Maroua Ennori
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Connecting Urban Policy Making and Implementation: Case of Maspero, Cairo, Egypt
Author: MennatuAllah Mohamed Hendawy
Date: Sept 2015

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  Title: Towards Multi-functional Water-Harvesting Landscapes: The Case of Akoura
Author: Nada Jouni
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Host Communities between Solidarity and Hardship: The Trends of Housing Transformation in Border Cities Hosting Refugees: The Case of Mafraq City
Author: Razan Alshadfan
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Port Said - No Future without the Past Integrated Rehabilitation Concept
for the Urban Heritage
Author: Stefanie Anna Maria Wladika
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: “Kafr Wahb” Village as a Case of Social Innovation: Understanding Social Innovation in Rural Community Development in Egypt
Author: Tayseer Khairy
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: The Relationship between Built Environment and Obesity: An Assessment of Cairo’s Obesogenic Environment
Author: Teresa Maria Fellinger
Date: Sept 2015

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Title: Rethinking the Urban Development Process in Egypt’s Informal Areas; User Based Analysis for Upgrading Projects Outputs Done in Manshiyat Nasser and Izbet Khairallah Areas in Cairo Author: Mohammed Fawzi Ragheb Hafez Mohammed Date: 2017

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Title: The Mutual Impacts of The Physical Settings of Residential Urban Spaces and Human Activities in Cairo’s Informal Settlements Author: Ahmed Hassan Abayazeed Date: September 2016

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Title: The Importance of Land Conversion for Urban Development Author: Anna Buchmann Date: September 2016

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Title: Upgrading Transportation Nodes To Enhance Potentialities Of Public Places In Greater Cairo Author: Ashraf Abouzeid Date: September 2016

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Title: Role of open spaces in enhancing resilience of Amman city Author: Dina Al Najjar Date: September 2016

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Title: The Role of Traditional Events in Heritage Preservation and Urban Regeneration: Case study of Alexandria Author: Hadir Hawash Date: September 2016

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Title: Towards a Win-Win situation between listed villas and owners’ economic Losses: Economic Diagnosis Author: Heba Hatem Abdelhalim Aggour Date: September 2016

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Title: Rooftops from Wasted to Scarce Resource; The Competition between Harvesting Crops and Solar Energy in Nasr City, Cairo Author: Mai Adel Fathy Marzouk Date: September 2016

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Title: Rethinking Halted Investments Exploring the Potential of Interim Use in Amman Author: Mohamed Al Jabii Date: September 2016

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Title: The role of sociocultural dynamics in the preservation of historical city centers: The case of Tunis’ Medina Author: Nader Khelifi Date: September 2016

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Title: Mapping the impact of women’s perceptual safety on public spaces: Investigating the relationship between gender, class, cultural centers and social relations in sha’bi districts in Cairo Author: Reeham Ebrahim Aly Sayed Date: September 2016

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Title: Sustainable strategies for urban renewal: Assessing the case of redevelopment in Military tera*, Addis Ababa Author: Semegnish Eshetu Gizaw Date: September 2016

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Title: Impacts of the New International Airport in the Sacred Valley – Peru Opportunities in land use- and urban density planning Author: Stephanie Gil Zacarias Date: September 2016

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Title: Integrating Sustainable Energy Solutions into Urban Design in Cairo Photovoltaic Panels Case Study: Al-Rehab City Author: Tamer Aly Kamel Date: September 2016

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Title: Urban stress relief in heritage sites as a sustaining approach: The case of Port Said Author: Yasmin Shata Date: September 2016

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Title: Rapid Growth Dynamics In Sensitive Urban Ecosystems: The Case of Siwa Oasis Author: Yasmine A. Halawa Date: September 2016

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Title: Understanding the Historic Urban Landscape of Siwa oasis: The relationship between human activity and the built environment in the formation of urban landscapes Author: Aly s. Elsayed Date: September 2016

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Title: Social cohesion and urban commons; Urban commons as a socio-cohesive paradigm: the case of study of Stuttgart urban commons: Repair Cafe Stuttgart and Casa Schuetzenplatz Author: Mariana del Rosario Lugo Gonzalez Date: 2017

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Title: Comprehensive Medium-Scale Interventions in the Public Space of Central Areas to Enhance Public LifeHow the implementation of Real-life Experiments can lead to Public Life Enhancement. The case of Schützenplatz, Stuttgart Author: Jesús Antonio Martínez ZárateCMSI Date: 2017

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Title: You-Design; Empowering Selfbuilt Communities Case of Istabl Antar, Cairo, Egypt Author: Hebatullah Hendawy Date: 2017

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Title: Placemaking and the Social Production of Urban Places in Informality Author: Ana A. Báez Sarita Date: September 2017

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Title: Stimulating Private Sector for Urban Settlement Redevelopment in Syria - Case Study: Homs City Author: Bassel Alhaffar Date: September 2017

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Title: The Kiosk and the Public Realm Author: Danny Khilla Date: September 2017

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Title: Alternative Housing Solutions to Integrate Refugees into Hosting Communities; Case Study: Jordan Affordable Housing Programme Author: Khaled Elmansi Date: September 2017

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Title: Urban Growth in Greater Cairo Rent-based and rent-seeking uneven geographical development in Egypt’s capital Author: Manuel Heckel Date: September 2017

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Title: Water Bodies Within the Metropolitan Cities: Understanding the Urbanization Process Around Lakes &Lagoons ‘shores in Greater Tunis, Towards sustainability Author: Mariem Brahmi Date: September 2017

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Title: Spatial Control Repercussions on Social Dynamics; The case of Palestine Author: Marwa Tina Date: September 2017

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Title: Collaborative Urban Practices in Greater Cairo; Understanding the Impact of Commercial Sharing Practices on the City Author: Noran Abdou Date: September 2017

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Title: Rethinking Unbuilt Space within Neighborhoods in Muscat; Mapping community planning across rapid urbanization Author: Rowa Mohamed Elamin Elzain Date: September 2017

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Title: Dwelling Practices and Cultural Appropriation of Domestic Spaces Author: Sundus Sherif Abdelrahman Date: September 2017

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Title: Mapping Places of Memory in Post-Conflict Cities; A Study on Placing Memory Phenomenon in Beirut Author: Zuhar Aljundi Date: September 2017

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Title: Understanding Egyptian Social Housing Squatting Phenomenon Post January 2011; The Production of Space in Elmouhtalla Author: Amr Adel Abotawila Date: September 2017

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Title: Transferability of Civil Society Initiatives Examining the Process and Affecting Aspects of Transnational Transfers Author: Eva Sule Date: September 2017

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Title: Community Resilience for Coastal Peripheral Areas Development in Nuweiba, South Sinai; Towards an Integrated Sustainable Development in Nuweiba, Sinai Peninsula Author: Maha Ahmed Fathy Abdel Aziz Basha Date: September 2017

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Title: Urban Interventions in Response to the Presence of Refugees: The Case of Syrian Refugees in 6th October City, Greater Cairo Region Author: Salma Maged Maher Abdelrahman Date: September 2017

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Title: Bolstering socio-ecological resilience in Greater Cairo Region’s peri-urban agriculture pockets; Strategies for Local Economic Development and Improved Food Security Author: Dorothy H. Estrada Date: September 2017

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